Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers
Experienced, artistic teeth replacement
A missing tooth or teeth can result in bone loss and shifting of the remaining teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, it’s important to get information on the different options available for tooth replacement. No one treatment is right for everyone.
Dr. Radu is highly trained and experienced in tooth replacement procedures and offers many options, including dental implants, bridges and dentures.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant replaces a tooth root and is capped with a lifelike restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture. With this advancement in dental technology, there’s no loss of chewing power, and an implant looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth. These benefits make dental implants an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth.
As a dental practitioner for 35 years, Dr. Radu is competent in evaluating your mouth, teeth and gums to determine the size, type and number of implants to be placed for you. Dr. Radu is knowledgeable in different types of implants and does the entire procedure himself.
For a single missing tooth, Dr. Radu recommends a dental implant as the healthiest option. It restores full chewing power and doesn’t affect adjoining healthy teeth the way a dental bridge does. Additionally, an implant integrates with your jawbone and has excellent durability.
However, a dental implant is not always the answer for everyone. Dr. Radu also provides high-quality dental bridges and removable partials. He will go over the options with you.
Ideally, each missing tooth would be replaced with a dental implant, to provide maximum strength and chewing power. This can be expensive if many teeth are missing, so Dr. Radu offers alternatives such as dental bridges.
A dental bridge can be secured with one or more implants. With this more economical option, you’ll still enjoy many of the benefits dental implants provide.
If you have some healthy teeth remaining, Dr. Radu can fabricate a bridge for you that is anchored by your own healthy tooth roots, eliminating the need for dental implants. High-tech, removable, partial dentures that snap preciously into place are another alternative offered by Dr. Radu.
Replacing all your teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth, or they are too damaged to repair, Dr. Radu will discuss the options he has available to restore your smile. These include:
Removable Implant-Supported Dentures
Your best choice may be a removable denture supported by implants. In this case, Dr. Radu will place either “mini” or conventional-sized implants with a special type of attachment that allows them to be snapped in and out for cleaning. This gives you a stable set of replacement teeth that don’t become loose while you eat or speak.
Stable Teeth Today™ – Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures
Fixed, implant-supported dentures provide patients with durability, chewing power and comfort, at a lower cost than porcelain bridges supported by implants. The dentures are usually attached to five or six implants. You never have to take them out, you can eat what you want, and enjoy a nearly natural set of teeth.
Dr. Radu can also retrofit your existing dentures with two or more implants per arch for a no-slip, no-adhesive denture.
He does a thorough examination of your mouth and bone structure and goes over the different alternatives with you. Having your dentures stabilized could make a huge difference in your everyday activities.
Implant-supported Dental Bridge
Dr. Radu can replace all your teeth with lifelike porcelain dental bridges anchored by implants. These can be cleaned in the usual manner and are not removable. Dr. Radu examines your digital images and consults with you. He’ll explain the options and the number, size and type of implants needed.
Dr. Radu is very proficient with full dentures, and in fact, loves doing them because of the beautiful results he gets. Although he usually recommends that you anchor your dentures with at least two implants per arch, conventional dentures are an alternative to implants when all teeth are missing. Dr. Radu has extensive experience in providing attractive, functional dentures.
Learn more about our dentures.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to find out what your options are, Dr. Radu is happy to visit with you and answer all your questions. He gives you several treatment options, keeping your lifestyle and budget in mind.
- Free panoramic X-ray
- Consultation with the doctor
- Learn about the different treatment options
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Get all your questions answered